KOSOVO

Energy Community: WB6 Coal Plants Struggle to Meet Emissions Standards

Date: 19.11.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Energy Community: WB6 Coal Plants Struggle to Meet Emissions StandardsPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

All contracting parties which have coal in their energy mix are not in compliance with the emission ceilings established under their national emission reduction plans (NERPs) for at least one of the

Kosovo's Power Imports Up 142.7% and Exports Up 230.6% in Q3 2019

Date: 19.11.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo's Power Imports Up 142.7% and Exports Up 230.6% in Q3 2019Photo: Andreja Krašna

Kosovo imported 410.9 GWh of electricity in the third quarter of 2019, up 63.63% compared to the second quarter of 2019 and up 142.7% compared to the third quarter of 2018. Meanwhile, the country’s

BiH and Serbia Unlikely to Meet 2020 RES Targets

Date: 15.11.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
BiH and Serbia Unlikely to Meet 2020 RES TargetsPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia and Ukraine are unlikely to meet the 2020 renewables targets, while the situation in Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia remains questionable due to the impact of

ECRB: Forward Price Signal Still Lacking in Western Balkans

Date: 07.11.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
ECRB: Forward Price Signal Still Lacking in Western BalkansPhoto: ACER

Between 50% and 90% of power generation in Western Balkan countries is ‘reserved’ for end users, leaving only a small volume to be traded through market mechanisms either via tenders or

EU to Grant EUR 76m Loan to Kosovo’s KEK to Reduce Air Pollution

Date: 04.11.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
EU to Grant EUR 76m Loan to Kosovo’s KEK to Reduce Air PollutionPhoto: KEK

The Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK) has announced that it will receive a EUR 76 million grant from the European Union’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) to finance a project aimed at

EBRD’s Support for RES Projects to Eliminate Coal Business in Kosovo

Date: 28.10.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
EBRD’s Support for RES Projects to Eliminate Coal Business in KosovoPhoto: KEK

New deals to develop wind and solar power in Kosovo are likely to kill off any remaining business case for new coal, which is already on the brink of collapse after the World Bank withdrew from

Consumers Will Be Important for Solving Future Power Balancing Problem in WB6

Date: 16.10.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik, Vienna
Consumers Will Be Important for Solving Future Power Balancing Problem in WB6Photo: Roman Peklaj

A total of 1,000 MW of coal-fired power capacity will have to be shut down in Western Balkan 6 countries (with the exception of Albania, which has no coal-fired power generation) due to the large

Kosovar KOSTT Completes 110 kV Underground Cable in Pristina

Date: 07.10.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovar KOSTT Completes 110 kV Underground Cable in PristinaPhoto: Andreja Krašna

KOSTT, the Kosovar electricity TSO, has completed a 110 kV double underground power cable with a length of 3.85 kilometres that connects the Pristina 4 substation (neighbourhood of Veternik) with the

Kosovo Signs Cooperation Agreement with IFC for 50 MW of Solar Capacities

Date: 30.09.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo Signs Cooperation Agreement with IFC for 50 MW of Solar CapacitiesPhoto: Tanja Srnovršnik

Kosovo’s Economic Development Minister, Valdrin Lluka, has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which will advise Kosovo on how to develop 50 MW of solar

Feed-in Tariffs in Western Balkans Have Increased Construction of Small HPPs

Date: 26.09.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Feed-in Tariffs in Western Balkans Have Increased Construction of Small HPPsPhoto: www.cez.cz

“According to research, between 2009 and the end of 2018 at least 380 small hydropower plants (sHPPs) were built in the region, of which virtually all receive feed-in tariffs. This has quadrupled

Kosovo Could Construct Around 200 MW of New Solar Capacities Next Year

Date: 18.09.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo Could Construct Around 200 MW of New Solar Capacities Next YearPhoto: Gorenje Solar

“Kosovo has tremendous potential for renewable energy. Next year we expect to construct 200 MW of new solar power capacities through two separate platforms,” said Kosovo’s Economic Development

EBRD Seeking Consultant for Renewable Energy Auctions in Kosovo

Date: 17.09.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EBRD Seeking Consultant for Renewable Energy Auctions in KosovoPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has published an invitation for expressions of interest for consultancy services with regards to support for the implementation of renewable


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